Advantages Of Clovers


Clovers – annual and perennial – have a lot to offer forage programs, says Don Ball, Auburn University Extension forage specialist, in an interview with Forrest Laws on behalf of Hay & Forage Grower at last month’s Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, GE. Ball talks about his Stocker Cattle Performance and Calculated Pasture Costs study involving 37 different forage systems. Using legumes, specifically clovers, gives producers more efficiency by extending the grazing season, minimizing storage requirements and providing nitrogen, Ball says.

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